The Hippocratic Oath (A Modern Version):
I swear in the presence of the Almighty and before my family, my
teachers and my peers that according to my ability and judgment I
will keep this Oath and Stipulation.
To reckon all who have taught me this art equally dear to me as
my parents and in the same spirit and dedication to impart
knowledge of the art of medicine to others. I will continue with
diligence to keep abreast of advances in medicine. I will treat
without exception all who seek my ministrations, so long as the
treatment of others is not compromised thereby, and I will seek
the counsel of particularly skilled physicians where indicated for
the benefit of my patient.
I will follow that method of treatment which according to my
ability and judgment, I consider for the benefit of my patient and
abstain from whatever is harmful or mischievous. I will neither
prescribe nor administer a lethal dose of medicine to any patient
even if asked nor counsel any such thing nor perform the utmost
respect for every human life from fertilization to natural death and
reject abortion that deliberately takes a unique human life.
With purity, holiness and beneficence I will pass my life and
practice my art. Except for the prudent correction of an imminent
danger, I will neither treat any patient nor carry out any research
on any human being without the valid informed consent of the
subject or the appropriate legal protector thereof, understanding
that research must have as its purpose the furtherance of the
health of that individual. Into whatever patient setting I enter, I will
go for the benefit of the sick and will abstain from every voluntary
act of mischief or corruption and further from the seduction of any
Whatever in connection with my professional practice or not in
connection with it I may see or hear in the lives of my patients
which ought not be spoken abroad, I will not divulge, reckoning
that all such should be kept secret.
While I continue to keep this Oath unviolated may it be granted
to me to enjoy life and the practice of the art and science of
medicine with the blessing of the Almighty and respected by my
peers and society, but should I trespass and violate this Oath,
may the reverse be my lot.